Founded in 1937 and 1947, respectively, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Isaiah are both leading modern Reform congregations serving West Los Angeles and Greater Los Angeles. They came together to create ChaiVillageLA.
ChaiVillageLA is the first inter-congregational neighborhood-based Village network for participants interested in aging in place, built on a foundation of Jewish values and community.
First established in 2004 under the fiscal sponsorship of Breeyah and then Vista Del Mar, The Miracle Project began operating independently in 2015. It provides individuals with autism and other disabilities with the tools to build communication, social skills, Jewish identity, community, and self-esteem through theatre, film and expressive arts programs. Although it is not an exclusively Jewish organization, over 80% of its participants are Jewish.
Miracle Masters aims to address the social isolation and unemployment experienced by adults with special needs, by scaling up its performing arts, Judaica education, and vocational services for Jewish adults with disabilities, as well as training Jewish clergy on inclusion of people with special needs.
Founded in 2011, theatre dybbuk is an arts and education organization and theater company that creates theatrical events based on Jewish folklore, rituals, and history. Its work is steeped in and based around arts, culture, education, and exploring the universal human experience from a Jewish perspective. It combines live performance with educational offerings to engage youth, young adults, and audiences of all ages.
To create a new Jewish theatre company that combines live performance with educational offerings to creatively engage thousands of young adults, by bringing Jewish myths, prayers and texts to life.
Founded in 1873, the Union for Reform Judaism is the membership umbrella for Reform congregations with vision, leadership, and programmatic resources designed to strengthen and expand Reform congregational life.
6 Points Sports Academy, California is the first Jewish overnight sports camp in Southern California that integrates high-caliber sports programming with a transformative Reform Jewish camping experience for youth ages nine to sixteen.
Founded in 2006, headquartered in San Francisco with a hub in Chicago, UpStart's mission is to inspire and advance innovative ideas that contribute to the continued growth and vitality of Jewish life.
Upstart LA will bring a tested model to Los Angeles that helps Jewish organizations and leaders succeed in creating innovative, sustainable, and impactful organizations that serve the needs of the Jewish community.
Founded in 1975, the USC Davis School of Gerontology comprises the first school and research institution devoted entirely to aging. The school's mission is to increase the quality of life for older adults through research, service, and education.
Dor Vodor: Sharing the Wisdom of Elders celebrates the life stories of Jewish elders and provides a vehicle for elders to share their wisdom with young adults and teens, transforming everyone in the process.
Founded in 1908, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services serves the changing needs of all children and families in the community by offering high-quality treatment programs for children with significant emotional, social, learning, and developmental disabilities.
Nes Gadol prepares children with special needs for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah by offering expressive art therapy-based classes, working with rabbis, pairing children with special needs with mentors, and arranging the ceremonies.
Founded in 1908 as The Jewish Orphan's Home of Southern California, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services provides comprehensive, family-centered social, educational and behavioral health services that encourage children, adolescents and their families to lead self-reliant, stable and productive lives. Over the years, Vista Del Mar has diversified its programming into areas of foster care, adoption and the treatment of children with mental health problems, emotional problems, behavior problems, social problems, or developmental difficulties.
The Vista Inspire Community Inclusion Program is an inclusionary model consisting of bar/bat mitzvah learning, educator training and religious school integration. The program equips 5 Los Angeles area synagogues with the tools to include youth with special needs and their families in their communities. It replicates The Vista Inspire Program, currently running at Vista Del Mar, designed to foster growth and development in the areas of socialization, spirituality and creativity for youth with special needs and their families.
To equip 5 Los Angeles-based synagogues with the tools to include youth with special needs and their families in their communities through bar/bat mitzvah learning, educator training and religious school integration. The program will serve hundreds of youth with special needs, teachers and clergy and thousands of synagogue congregants and families.
Founded in 2013 with the support of Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles, Wise Readers to Leaders works to provide a powerful program for Jewish teens that engages them in closing the achievement gap for the underserved LA youth through a free, rigorous summer literacy and enrichment program.
The Tikkun Olam Corps Program engages Jewish teens in year-round meaningful service learning opportunities with thousands of underprivileged youth.
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills in partnership with Temple IsaiahChaiVillageLASeniors
The Miracle ProjectMiracle MastersSpecial Needs
theatre dybbuktheatre dybbukArts & Culture
Union for Reform Judaism6 Points Sports Academy CaliforniaYouth
UpStartUpstart LAReligious Life
USC Davis School of GerontologyDor Vodor: Sharing the Wisdom of EldersSeniors
Vista Del Mar Child & Family ServicesNes GadolSpecial Needs
Vista Del Mar Child and Family ServicesVista Inspire Community Inclusion ProgramSpecial Needs
Wise Readers to LeadersTikkun Olam Corps ProgramYouth